Determinants of stock price : evidence from construction sector in Malaysia / Nur Syafiqah Mohamad Danari

Mohamad Danari, Nur Syafiqah (2018) Determinants of stock price : evidence from construction sector in Malaysia / Nur Syafiqah Mohamad Danari. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Stock prices are determined by demand and supply of the stocks. Hence, the factors that influence this are fundamental factors, technical factors and overall investor sentiment. The general economic conditions or company specific information can affect the stock price depending on how investors interpret it. When bad news related to the company or the company’s industry or economy conditions, the stock price could falls because the investor think that the company may suffer financial as result of the news. Conversely, when there’s good news, more investors attractive to buy the stocks and the stock prices tend to increase. The relationship between stock price and macroeconomics are important for investor as it involves in the valuation of securities. Not only that, stock price play an important role that effect the economic development. That is why investor, government, central banks and industry are concern about stock price and macroeconomics conditions. There are several studies that investigate which factors that exactly have impact the stock price. This study is important as for to be ready when there something expected or unexpected happen. Such as, China is expecting to have recession due to the trade war between them and US. These will affect the Malaysia’s economic conditions since China’s macro cyclical movements effect the global economy as whole. Due to this, it is important to know the impact of macroeconomic on stock price. Hence, this study is to determinant the stock price in Malaysia. Since it is important too for economic growth, the study will focus on construction sector. To see whether the global crisis impact the construction sector. Construction sector has large contribute to country growth and also they has increase their percentage of growth from previous year. Therefore, the period study will be from 1° August 2017 to 31% July 2018. Although, the multiple regression analysis is use to determine the relationship between variables namely trading volume, interest rate, exchange rate, and crude palm oil and stock price of construction sector in Malaysia. The finding of this study revealed that there is negative significant relationship for trading volume, exchange rate and interest rate on stock price on construction sector in Malaysia. More, there is positive significant relationship between crude palm oil and stock price of construction sector in Malaysia.


Item Type: Student Project
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Mohamad Danari, Nur Syafiqah
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Wan Zakaria, Wan Mohd Farid
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Macroeconomics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Stock price indexes. Stock quotations
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business and Administration (Hons) Investment management
Keywords: Stock prices, Economic condition, Financial, Macroeconomics, Economic growth, UiTM Cawangan Johor Segamat
Date: 2018
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